Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reiterates confidence in what he can do at the line of scrimmage
Last month, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to express some displeasure with new head coach Matt LaFleur’s system, saying that he wants more freedom at the line of scrimmage because he has earned it after 11 years.
During some recent time on the golf course with Chris Simms, Rodgers basically doubled down on his previous remarks, also saying that the fact that his issues with LaFleur’s offense have gone public shouldn’t be taken as a bad thing:
“There’s nothing negative about having a lot of experience,” Rodgers told Simms, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “With me, I will do things that other quarterbacks just can’t do or haven’t done.”
Rodgers also said that “too much is made” of the whole situation “because there’s audibles in every play.”
LaFleur’s offense consists of calling two plays in the huddle and then the quarterback selecting one of them at the line of scrimmage, which Rodgers has taken issue with due to his experience under center.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Rodgers has butted heads with a head coach, as he and Mike McCarthy did not exactly have the greatest relationship throughout McCarthy’s extended tenure in Green Bay. As a matter of fact, up until he was fired late this past season, McCarthy was the only NFL head coach Rodgers had ever known, as McCarthy took over the Packers in 2006, two years before Rodgers became the starter.
Whether or not this will end up being a problem for Green Bay remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that there seems to be some early tension between Rodgers and LaFleur.